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Commemorative resolution not up to Nancy Pelosi’s standards

Posted on: February 25, 2011

According to an article on Politico, the Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi with a resolution commemorating her years as Speaker of the House. However, the resolution seemed not to live up to the “standards” that Nancy Pelosi wanted it to say. Her daughter did some editing on the resolution but it still didn’t live up to Pelosi’s standards.

Pelosi wanted the resolution to include her fight against HIV and AIDS, because it was “why she went to Congress.” Then, she wanted to insert a paragraph on her “accomplishments for equality,” mentioning the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in December.” Finally, since, as she said, ‘I’m not going anywhere,’ she wanted to add, in the final ‘whereas’ clause, ‘…and will continue the fight for America’s working families.”

The committee applauded that point, and approved the amended resolution on a voice vote. The Pelosi resolution, submitted by a roster of Democratic luminaries headed by DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, was one of dozens of ceremonial acts considered by the committee, on such topics as praising President Obama’s State of the Union address, honoring the victims of January’s Tucson shootings and memorializing Elizabeth Edwards. Most of the resolutions were approved without changes.

This is so unbelievable that with all the problems our country is facing that the Democratic National Committee spends its time on senseless resolutions that pat themselves on the back instead of working on real problems.

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